Perhaps it's the change in weather, frustration with not meeting a goal quickly or just overall blah's – most of us could use more confidence.
You see: I have always had a problem going “hell yeah I'm awesome!” I might be slightly happy with myself for a brief moment, but that everlasting sense of being an overall great person worthy of praise is something I haven't been able to develop.
When you dissect things down, we all have done awesome things, are awesome friends, awesome children, awesome parents, etc. We're awesome humans.
We have compassion, empathy, love, caring, and greatness within us. Why can't we run around and shout it from the rooftops?
Personally, I always worried that if I “owned” my awesomeness, it would come across as selfish. Someone said this last week and it has stuck in my head every day since:
Confidence is not narcissism.
Inherently, I know this. I admire confident people and always wish I could be like them. So I am practicing confidence – and I ask you to also.
This isn't some formal project. I just want to be able to round up the collective of our awesomeness. If we all can say out loud (or on the interwebz) WHY we have the right to be confident, won't that help others feel comfortable to be confident also? (Or, we could all turn into a bunch of raving loons – I'm willing to take that chance).
So, share with the world: on your blog, in the comments here, on Twitter, on Facebook: Why are you awesome? Why do you have the right to be confident? Give me examples! Here are a few of mine:
- I am confident because I am smart.
- I am confident because I finished a half marathon.
- I am confident because I am a good writer.
- I am confident because I am an awesome wife.